Originally Published at Certified Angus Beef LLC by Crystal Meier
As the premium burger category continues to gain momentum, Jersey Mike’s has set the bar high with top-quality ingredients among sub shops.
The Manasquan, N.J., chain was recognized for leading promotions of the Certified Angus Beef ® brand on menu boards, social media and advertising.
The Restaurant Chain Marketer of the Year award was presented to Mike Manzo, COO, at the beef brand’s annual conference, held Sept. 18-20 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif. Restaurateurs joined cattle ranchers and distributors at the event to discuss premium beef from farm to table and celebrate accomplishments during its 35th year.
“Jersey Mike’s understands quality and effectively brings the best to customers every day,” says John Stika, the beef company’s president. “We appreciate the opportunity to grow with this bold and innovative chain.”
Jersey Mike’s introduced the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in its roast beef and provolone subs in 2000, when the chain had 170 stores. Today, it has more than 750 locations open and under development nationwide. Beef is roasted at restaurants nationwide, where subs are prepared with freshly sliced meats, cheeses and toppings.
“Quality is very important to us and our customers,” says COO Manzo. “That’s why we serve only the Certified Angus Beef ® brand for our famous roast beef sub.”
Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 locations open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Jersey Mike’s serves up an authentic taste of the Jersey Shore, with fresh sliced subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956. The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.
Founded in 1978, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the only beef brand owned by the American Angus Association® and its nearly 30,000 rancher members. Known for exceptional quality and generous marbling, the beef is enjoyed for flavor, tenderness and juiciness and offered by the finest restaurants and retailers around the globe. Ten strict standards make it a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select, and only the best Angus beef qualifies. For information, visit www.certifiedangusbeef.com, Facebook, Twitter or the www.GoRare.com blog.
Michael Manzo, COO of Jersey Mike’s, receives the Restaurant Chain Marketer of the Year Award from the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s Mark Polzer, vice president of business development (left) and John Stika, president (right).